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May 13, 2010 08:48 PM

ISO - Barbeque or baked bean recipe

I tried the search function as I know I've seen posts and all I brought up was a restaurant called "Baked Beans". Anyway, I have been asked to provide a hot bean side dish to go with a true barbeque (pork ribs, sausage and chicken) for 80 people. It is for a couples golf tournament mid June. Beans are not something I cook often and could really use the help. Thanks!

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  1. here you go!

    if your search pulled up a restaurant, you must have accidentally been searching on a regional board instead of Home Cooking.

      1. I didn't peruse the search results, but I'd suggest making the beans at least a day or three ahead of time to let the flavors develop in the fridge.
        Funny you should say "80 people" as I opened my own cookbook to find "Texas Beans for 80 People easy method" last tweaked September 2008:

        14kg pail baked beans (find at costco type store, about 30lbs)
        100oz tin kidney beans - rinsed
        4lb bacon
        10 onions chopped
        4C chopped celery
        4C chopped green pepper
        40 clove garlic chopped
        40 jalapenos chopped
        20C BBQ sauce (your favorite or the cheapest, however you wanna go)
        7C brown sugar
        7C maple syrup
        5C dijon mustard
        20tsp liquid smoke
        salt&pepper to taste

        Crisp bacon, remove, and reserve drippings.
        In same pot, sweat all veggies, using drippings as needed.
        Add beans, rest of ingredients, and bacon/ remaining drippings.
        Stir often, bring to simmer.
        Place in baking pan(s) and bake 1.5-2 hours @ 375F.
        Remove, let it come to room temp, into fridge at least overnight.
        Day of, warm covered in 325F oven.

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        1. re: porker

          20 tsp of liquid smoke is "slighly" under 1/2 cup, closer to 1/3 cup, just to make it easier.

          I am amazed that you can buy 14kg pails of baked beans at Costco or thereabouts. God bless 'em. 5 #10 cans would be a close equivalent of 30 lbs of beans.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            Actually its from a wholesale distributer. I assume Costco type places have them.

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          1. Thank you all! I appreciate the help